GET A LIBRARY CARD

Anyone, regardless of age, living in the Lower Mainland can get a New Westminster Public Library card.

Children aged 0-12 may have a Children’s card, as long as they have a parent or guardian sign the application.

Anyone age 13 and over gets an Adult card and must sign their own applications.

Appropriate ID for full-service library cards (not eCards)

To borrow materials, you must show proof of name and address. You may provide:

  • A current BC driver’s license, BC Services Card, or BC ID
  • A current letter or bill (e.g. BC Hydro) addressed to you, a bank statement, or personal cheque
  • Passport, birth certificate, social insurance card, citizenship card, or PR card as well as documentation showing your address

Applying for a eCard online

Apply for your eCard online using the form below. You must have an email or phone number to apply online.

When we receive your application we will:

  • review your request
  • generate a library card number
  • return the details to you via email

eCards give you access to our online, digital resources like ebooks, eaudiobooks, emagazines, enewspaper, learning tutorials and other online-only services.

For a full service card that allows in-library borrowing you must convert your eCard to a regular library card in-library. Come to the library with appropriate ID and we will upgrade your card.

For more information:

  • call the library at 604-527-4660 or email askus@nwpl.ca.
  • refer to Borrowing for information on how to borrow materials

Note that anyone in the Lower Mainland can get a New Westminster Public Library card but you must be a resident of New Westminster if you wish to use our online resources.

Applying in person at the library

Apply for your library card in person at the library!

Bring your ID and speak to one of our staff at the service desk on the main floor.

For more information:

  • call the library at 604-527-4660 or email askus@nwpl.ca.
  • refer to Borrowing for information on how to borrow materials

Note that anyone in the Lower Mainland can get a New Westminster Public Library card but you must be a resident of New Westminster if you wish to use our online resources.

Library Card Registration Form

  • MM slash DD slash YYYY
    (Date of birth information serves to verify whether an Adult or Child card will be created)